A 4.5 hour tour in the less visited gems of the island. An alternative tour off the beaten track
Visit the medieval settlement of PYRGOS and get guided at its fortress where the walk in the narrow, labyrinth street in the shadow of the steeples and the blue domes of the churches will take you to another era. Get socialized with the islanders under the shade of a tree at the square of the picturesque village as they will be drinking the traditional Greek coffee or some ouzo.
Have some WINE TASTING in one of the oldest wineries of Santorini. Take photos at the most interesting spots encountered on our way (vineyards, picturesque churches).
Explore MESA GONIA, the "ghost village" of the island that has been abandoned by its inhabitants after a devasting earthquake in 1956.
Feel the Aegean Sea breeze in one of the most typical BLACK SANDY BEACHES of Santorini and let yourself get lost in the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the amazing light that bathes the treasures of our history.
•Visit PYRGOS. Walk in the narrow - labyrinth like roads of the traditional village, enjoy the unforgettable, panoramic views from the ruins of the medieval fortress.
•Take several photos at iconic spots during photo stops.
•Walk in MESA GONIA, the "ghost vilage" of Santorini
• Enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.
• Feel the sea breeze of the Aegean sea at a volcanic, black beach.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruiseship passengers: The meeting point for the tour is at the top of the cable car in Fira - I will be waiting for your arrival holding a name board - with your name on.
Hotel visitors: We catch up at the reception of your hotel.
Specify any other meting point.
End location: Fira (cruiseship visitors)
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Trasportation provided by a modern, fully air conditioned mini bus driven by a professional driver
***Note: if your party is bigger that 3 persons I can arrange a larger vehicle for your transportation. please ask for the charge. ***
Any tour can be enhanced with private transport and other services. Flexibility is always a must as an official licensed guide. Just ask!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 euros - 6 Euros - Cruise passengers are required to take the cable car from the port to reach the meeting point location for the tour. The old port of Santorini (where cruise ships dock) is not accessible by car.
6 euros per person for a wine tasting of 3 local wine types